Saint-Gobain , a cast iron drainage solutions manufacturer aims to ease the burden on developers, specifiers and contractors in the early stages of construction by providing two levels of BIM library and supporting elements.
The new releases include a full-data object library, a platform that provides supporting information and free individual BIM files of all products and systems.
These include a BS EN877 “Generic Cast Iron” content package for use in early design stages, with fittings parametrically modeled, and in standard geometric settings. The files are built to contain only the most vital information, reducing the time and effort required to create early stage plans. These ‘data-lite’ designs can also be overwritten with the full data specification libraries without issue, speeding up later stages of development that require more detailed plans streamling conversion from design to as built work flow
The PAM BIM Libraries are designed to aid the data transition between Public Health consultant’s and Main Contract MEP design engineers, creating a leaner process that reduces design time. As the transitions usually require more explicit data being added to models, Saint-Gobain PAM are also currently creating plugins to quickly add the full data, either automatically by system type, or through floor level and manual area selection.
The business first began working on it’s BIM journey five years ago, and was one of the first drainage manufacturers to release BIM-compliant models to the industry. From those initial libraries, Saint-Gobain PAM worked with Public Health experts and engineering consultancies, to help develop the lean, lighter versions of models that are required at the early design stage.
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